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Microsoft Black Partner Growth Initiative

About the Initiative

The Black Partner Growth Initiative (BPGI) is a channel strategy within the larger Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program global partner ecosystem. The Initiative focuses on identifying, enabling, supporting, and amplifying partners. We connect partners with information and resources to aid in company growth.

Understand the power of partnership

Being a Microsoft partner can unlock innovation to drive business transformation for your customers. Learn more about the ecosystem within the Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program and become a partner or learn more about resources today. Partners within BPGI cohorts also receive comprehensive guidance to understand how to navigate the larger ecosystem.

Drive growth through GTM resources

Ready to jump-start your marketing efforts? Learn about go-to-market assets available through the Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program today. Partners within BPGI cohorts also learn more about go-to-market benefits and ways to increase customer growth and sales.

Amplify Your Solutions

Microsoft partners who reside in the U.S. can also self-attest as a diverse-owned or diverse or diverse-led partner business. Learn more about the ability to be seen as a diverse owned business that customers can locate. Partners within BPGI cohorts also have the ability for their solutions and services to be amplified and showcased.

Upcoming Events

Learn more about upcoming networking, training, and community opportunities for partners that are accepted into the Initiative.

Celebrating Partner Successes

Learn more about partners who have graduated from BPGI cohorts and Accelerators.

Additional programs and resources

Join the community, or register for special programs available exclusively through the initiative:

Join the community and stay engaged with the Initiative.
Apply for the next selective Accelerator cohort.
Apply to receive funding from ­­the Microsoft Partner Capital Fund.
Partner Solutions
See the solutions of our partners who are innovating for the future​.


What opportunities are provided to partners who enroll in the initiative?
Participants in the Black Partner Growth Initiative will receive personalized guidance and support to help their business take full advantage of Microsoft partner programs, offers, and resources.
Who is eligible to participate in the initiative?

To be eligible, your business must be a 51 percent Black-owned tech organization, a member of the Microsoft AI Cloud Partner Program, and based in the United States.

Businesses eligible for partnership do one or more of the following:
  • Offer consulting and services that utilize Microsoft products.
  • Build on a Microsoft platform to build their own business.
  • Develop apps using Microsoft products.
  • Create IP using Microsoft products (i.e., organizations willing to build technology on the Microsoft platform).
How do I enroll in the Black Partner Growth Initiative?
Businesses who meet all initiative requirements can begin the enrollment process here.
What financing programs will be available to partners?

Microsoft believes in supporting partners as they grow for the long term. Microsoft is supporting partners through two programs to provide access to capital: a $20 million payment solutions program and a $50 million partner fund. The $50 million partner fund provides loans to support eligible partners through their startup phase, with the loan repaid over time as their business grows. The $20 million payment solutions program offers eligible existing and new partners interest-free, flexible extended-payment terms on Microsoft invoices.

Existing and new partners can apply for the Microsoft Partner Capital Fund here.